If you’ve been around the cloth diapering world or done even a little research into cloth diapering on the web, you’ve probably run across Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent a few times. One of the things many families worry about when making the decision to cloth diaper is the laundering process. Yesterday I mentioned my cloth diaper laundry routine and the detergent I use, but not everyone is willing to go that route. Many are looking for a detergent that has cloth diapers in mind. Rockin’ Green offers cloth diaper safe detergent that is excellent for use on all of your laundry!
Rockin’ Green offers 3 different detergent formulas based on the type of water you have in your area. You can choose Soft Rock, Classic Rock, or Hard Rock. They offer a fourth formula, Funk Rock, to help battle the stinkies! This is one I may need to try in the future if we continue to have stink in our microfiber. You can read more about each Rockin’ Green detergent formula on their website.
Rockin’ Green comes in a variety of different scents including Smashing Watermelons, Mighty Mighty Marshmallow, and Rage Against the Raspberry. There is really something for everyone! A full list of Rockin’ Green scents can be found on their website as well.
I had the opportunity to try some samples of Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper and Laundry detergent. All of my samples were the Classic Rock formula. The Classic formula is the original formula, and is great for those with moderate hard water, or just those that are battling with stinkies. I received four different scents – Smashing Watermelons, Lavender Mint Revival, Rage Against the Raspberry, and Mötley Cleän.
I really enjoy the Rockin’ Green scents but it is also offered in an unscented version if that is what you prefer. The detergent scent does not transfer to the laundry so your clothes or diapers do not come out smelling like the detergent. Rockin’ Green is made of safe, phosphate-free ingredients which makes it good for the planet and on your child’s skin. As with any detergent, please keep Rockin’ Green away from pets and children.
Each sample of Rockin’ Green detergent will do 2 loads in a Toploader and 4 in an HE machine. I have a Toploader and the 2 loads is an accurate measurement based on the amount I used to do my soak. I still had enough in my Smashing Watermelons sample bag to run a load of diapers using it. You can find directions for rocking a soak on the Rockin’ Green website. I also recommend that you watch the Rock the Soak video!
Instead of rocking a soak in my washer, I decided to use the bathtub. I ran the hottest water I could stand and added 3 tablespoons of Smashing Watermelons Rockin’ Green Classic detergent to the water. This is the recommended amount for a soak. If you have soft water you may need less, so it’s recommended that you start with a tablespoon and add more as needed. I then added all of our Bum Genius One Size 3.0s and microfiber inserts to the water. I also added a Bum Genius AIO size small that still had some stink after the vinegar rinse I discussed yesterday. I had already decided that I was going to soak the diapers for 60 minutes as the Rockin’ Green website recommends 30-60 minutes. I’ve read of people doing overnight soaks as well. Our diapers weren’t too bad, so I didn’t feel like I needed to do that right now.
After the diapers and inserts had soaked for 60 minutes, I got as much water out of them as I could and moved them to the washer. I washed them like usual and just skipped adding any more detergent. It’s important to really get the diapers rinsed to make sure you get out all of the detergent from the soak. Adding an extra rinse can help with this.
I was pleased to see that the water wasn’t horribly dirty. I was impressed by the fluffiness of the inserts when they came out of the dryer after the soak. They were softer and looked like new again. The stink was also gone from the small Bum Genius AIO so I was able to pack it away with the rest of our newborn diaper stash! I think I will probably rock a soak with all of my microfiber inserts at least once a month. They have been the major culprits of stink in our stash and they make up the majority of our inserts. Rockin’ Green helped solve this problem! It looks like I have found another great solution! Rockin’ Green to the rescue!
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You can purchase Rockin’ Green detergent at their website or from a variety of retailers. The 45/90 bag retails for $13.95 and you can also search for a Rockin’ Green retailer on their website.Disclosure: I was sent a 4 sample packs of Rockin’ Green Laundry Detergent for review and Rockin’ Green is responsible for the giveaway prize. I was not compensated in any other way for this review and all opinions are my own. Formula Mom’s full disclosure can be found here. Facebook is not associated with this giveaway in any way.